And for all its cliché, it's not as stereotypical as Will & Grace or Sex and the City when it comes to gay characters.
ESPN cites the stereotypical white attributes—toughness, fearlessness.
In a different context, it could be taken for stereotypical Girl Power jargon.
It looks like a stereotypical convenience store, shelves crowded with garishly packaged junk food.
“I wait for them to make a stereotypical comment and then I school them,” she says.
The irony is that communities are protesting stereotyping—as cops respond in stereotypical ways.
I did one semester at Boulder, which was more a stereotypical, American collegiate experience.
But not everyone is as enthused about the stereotypical image the Italo-Americans from Jersey Shore are bringing to the homeland.
1798, "method of printing from a plate," from French stéréotype (adj.) "printing by means of a solid plate of type," from Greek stereos "solid" (see sterile) + French type "type." Noun meaning "a stereotype plate" is from 1817. Meaning "image perpetuated without change" is first recorded 1850, from the verb in this sense, which is from 1819. Meaning "preconceived and oversimplified notion of characteristics typical of a person or group" is recorded from 1922. Stereotypical is attested from 1949.
A too-simple and therefore distorted image of a group, such as “Football players are stupid” or “The English are cold and unfriendly people.”
A generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.